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Old 11-27-2019, 07:26 PM   #46
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Found those:
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:26 AM   #47
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For the dowel solution, I will have to make some tests with a spade bit, to see how tight or loose a 1" or 1-1/4" dowel fits into a hole made with a 1" or 1-1/4" spade bit
Cannot be too loose, and cannot be too tight !!!

Don't worry about it. Without waterproofing, your shower is probably going to leak and as soon as the dowels get wet they will swell to fit whatever size holes very tightly!
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:49 AM   #48
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There's always glue...
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:35 PM   #49
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Here is how I "understand" the inside of my wall
When I slide a thin rod inside the hole, I can push about 5- 1/2" before I hit something solid....Sounds like a stud. This is the edge on the left side
And to identify the edge on the right side, I used my stud finder....
I think I should try to remove the door casing and a piece of drywall.....
Ideally, I will slide a piece of wood into that gap (~ 1-3/4" wide actually)
Then I will be able to use #10 x 6' wood screws that fit OK into the hinge
The only thing is how will I attach that piece of wood....
Maybe make it a tight fit and pound on it, with wood glue and epoxy?
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Drill a hole thru the tile between the other 2 screw holes, countersink that hole for a screw head.

Cut a hole in the drywall just a foot long and put a 3/4" plywood in there and hold it with that center screw.
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Drill a hole thru the tile between the other 2 screw holes, countersink that hole for a screw head.

Cut a hole in the drywall just a foot long and put a 3/4" plywood in there and hold it with that center screw.
Refer back to post #2 in this thread to see what the inside of the wall looks like and you'll see why the dowel method was chosen.
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Refer back to post #2 in this thread to see what the inside of the wall looks like and you'll see why the dowel method was chosen.
The OP is still looking for all possible solutions.
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yes I am....
The dowel option is a very good one
But I was thinking I can still remove a piece of drywall, and when I see what is behind, decide dowel vs piece of wood into that gap
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The picture may be the fooler... I thought it looked like you had a double stud at the end of the wall. Still looks that way but pics don't do depth so I'll defer to those who know better. I do agree that IF that is a single stud under the DW, then Neal's method is worth considering.

I'm probably easier to please and would just angle some screws through the frame holes at such an angle to hit the stud that the other set of screws were in. If that didn't work, at least I'd know I tried the easy way. Underthinking or overthinking... both have their risks.
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I think, if using a dowel idea I would copy this and make a metal dowel with threaded holes for the screws. The end would need a bolt to to use for a handle until it is tight in place and then removed.

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Believe it or not, I thought about it
My only concern is how to make sure the threaded holes are aligned with the hinge/screws
should I thread the metal dowel first, or insert it first then drill & taper?
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Believe it or not, I thought about it
My only concern is how to make sure the threaded holes are aligned with the hinge/screws
should I thread the metal dowel first, or insert it first then drill & taper?
You have the hinge you would have to drill for both screws and you would prove the fit before installing it.
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Why remove the door trim to access the wall cavity?
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Why remove the door trim to access the wall cavity?
Right......I probably don't need to remove the door trim

I did a quick test: I drilled a piece of stud with a 1" forstener bit, and I could slide the 1" dowel road I purchased (oak) - not too tight, not too loose
Big question is how to drill both studs straight and square !!!
Even with an auger bit......need to be straight and square !!!
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Right......I probably don't need to remove the door trim

I did a quick test: I drilled a piece of stud with a 1" forstener bit, and I could slide the 1" dowel road I purchased (oak) - not too tight, not too loose
Big question is how to drill both studs straight and square !!!
Even with an auger bit......need to be straight and square !!!
Use an auger bit to drill a 4x4 first. when you have proved that you have a straight and square hole thru the 4x4 use that as a guide to start the first 1 1/2" of the hole in the wall.
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